Sky sources report that Fiorentina are in talks with Liverpool over the possible signing of forward Fabio Borini.
And the Italian side are discussing a permanent deal for the 24-year-old rather than a loan signing.
Borini arrived at Anfield from Roma for just over £10m in the summer of 2012 but he has struggled to nail down a regular place in the starting line-up.
And he spent the 2013/14 campaign on loan with Sunderland, scoring in the Capital One Cup final loss to Manchester City, and also netting some key goals towards the end of season as the Black Cats beat the drop.
However, he turned down the chance to join Sunderland permanently last summer and remained at Liverpool, making 18 appearances in all competitions and scoring just one goal.